"If you can breathe, you can do yoga." - T. Krishnamacharya"
Alexa Kho-Hinkson has been developing her personal practice in the Art of Yoga for over fifteen years, and teaching for over ten. Always inspired by her Grandmother's Yoga practice, she first stepped onto the mat while studying for her degree at Brunel University, and soon realised when starting full-time work in London that a regular practice was the best thing for her. Having suffered from bouts of anxiety and depression, Yoga gave her the sense of peace that she had always been searching for and she wanted to share this with as many people as she could. Leaving a stressful hedge fund working environment, she decided she wanted to learn to teach Yoga.
So she ventured to Vrindavan, India for her first teacher-training course in February 2008 where Alexa was named “Ambika” by her teachers, during the 200 Hour Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course that she successfully completed. Ambika means "Mother" or "Goddess", and with this name she was further inspired to create ‘Ambika Yoga’.
Alexa has been teaching Yoga Retreats across the globe for many years and is highly experienced in offering tailor-made programmes and services to suit and adhere to your needs whether it be a week-long Retreat, or shorter weekend Retreats. Her retreat events can therefore be found at beautiful locations in intimate settings with a sure feel of luxury, delicious cuisine and world-class massage therapists and guests.
Alexa has also created beautiful Private Yoga programmes for those who are in need of expert 1-1 tuition for chronic, minor and everyday health issues. She has a team of excellent, fully qualified and insured yoga teachers who teach classes across London, and she mentors each teacher individually to ensure that all classes are delivered to the highest possible standard.
Alexa is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga Teacher and is training teachers from across the UK to learn and understand the application of teaching Therapeutic Yoga. Alexa's training imparts highly in depth, intelligent and experienced knowledge into how health conditions, injuries and mental disorders can be managed through teaching Yoga Therapy to students from all walks of life, and ultimately positively changing the outlook of their lives.
During Alexa’s early teaching years, she was dedicated in developing her Yoga teaching by participating in extensive Anusara Yoga classes, workshops, conferences and completing a 100 Hour Anusara Immersion in 2010. Travelling across the globe connecting with many different teachers Alexa has added to her training hours from the Yoga Journal Conference in New York in 2009, to trainings in Singapore & Bali in 2010 to the Evolution Asia Conference in Hong Kong in 2011. She has trained with leading international teachers including Dr Timothy McCall, Dr Judith Hanson Lasater, Bridget Woods-Kramer, Lisa Sanfilippo, Ross Rayburn, Sianna Sherman, Anodea Judith, Martin Kirk, Zhenja La Rosa, John Friend, Carlos Pomeda, Simon Low, Ana Forest, Shiva Rea, Leah Kim and Elena Voyce. In 2014 she completed an Intensive Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training course with Teach Yoga Ltd. and continues to build on her Therapeutic training in London. She also taught a number of Yoga classes in Singapore in September 2014 at a Boutique Gym called Selective Fitness, and is now a Guest Instructor there when she is travelling in Asia.
Alexa is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher and RYT500 Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals which continues to be at the forefront of Yoga Professionals by independently regulating Yoga within the UK. She has been given awards during her time of teaching for improving NHS Corporate workplaces having taught regularly at the NHS Confederation offices and the NHS Confederation Annual Conference & Exhibition in June 2009 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, as well as the NHS Employers Annual Conference & Exhibition in 2010 at the ICC in Birmingham. Alexa remains an NHS Approved Practitioner and continues to teach Corporate Yoga classes at NHS Providers since September 2012, in Westminster, Central London.
Alexa has also extended her Corporate Yoga teaching having led special IKEA @ Home sessions in November 2012 in the flagship Wembley Store, during her previous continued work with Yoga Team Ltd. In June 2013 she was also recognised as ‘Yoga Teacher of the Month’, for OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine and she is also pleased to announce that she is an Ambassador for Luxury Yoga brand Manuka UK. In 2016 she had been invited to join the team of practitioners at new Health & Wellness Company iamYiam, and is a leading senior teacher in Therapeutic Yoga. Alexa is also now a recognised Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and has been offering Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours to trainee, and current teachers in the field.
Over the past nine years her specialist training in Therapeutic Yoga has built her successful private practice, while she still teaches her dedicated public students with her popular classes, workshops, and global retreats. Alexa also mentors student teachers in London and has inspired many of her students past and present on her teaching journey. In 2014 she had been training upcoming teachers, and had extended this Teacher Training in February 2015 with well-attended specialised Teacher Training Workshops. After having had her first child, Alexa offering further Specialised Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Workshops and courses in 2017 for upcoming teachers, and has been developing these workshops further in Spring 2018. You can find more information about this training on the Workshops page.
Alexa is based in North London, and teaches in different areas in London including Mayfair, Marble Arch, Chelsea, Kensington, the City and Westminster, Islington, Hampstead, Finchley, Camden, Kentish Town, Archway, Highgate. Alexa has also taught in many exotic locations abroad including Sri Lanka, India, Morocco, Singapore, St Lucia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and France.